So, half of the European Space Agency’s ExoMars mission went well the other day. The Trace Gas Orbiter is now circling the planet, and appears to be healthy and happy. Unfortunately, the Schiaparelli lander didn’t do so well. Instead...Show More Summary
The European Space Agency lost communication with the Schiaparelli lander soon after it entered the Martian atmosphere on Wednesday. On Friday, mission scientists revealed its fate. Continue reading ? The post Mystery solved. ExoMars lander crashed, possibly exploded on the Red Planet appeared first on PBS NewsHour.
Instead of drifting gently onto Mars' surface, the Schiaparelli Mars lander hit the planet hard — and possibly exploded, the European Space Agency says.
When the European Space Agency (ESA) lost contact with its Schiaparelli lander on October 19, the probe was headed toward its doom: a 60-second free-fall that ended in an explosion — and a new crater on Mars. According to data it beamed...Show More Summary
Images taken by a NASA Mars orbiter indicate that a missing European space probe fell to the Red Planet’s surface from a height of 2 to 4 kilometers (1.2 to 2.5 miles) and was destroyed on impact, the European Space Agency said on Friday. The disc-shaped 577-kg (1,272 lb) Schiaparelli probe,...
New NASA images of the Martian surface indicate that the European Space Agency’s (ESA) Schiaparelli ExoMars 2016 test lander likely crashed from a height of at least two to four kilometers as it made its way through the Red planet’s thin atmosphere.
The remnants of the Schiaparelli lander seemed to appear on Mars in photos taken by a NASA orbiter, the European Space Agency said Friday.
Europe's ExoMars lander apparently crashed on the Red Planet, and an orbiting NASA spacecraft has spotted its grave, European Space Agency (ESA) officials said.
On Wednesday, the European Space Agency attempted to land a probe on Mars, and things went bad. While the ExoMars mission team continues to piece together why its Schiaparelli lander lost contact with the Earth, NASA has now obtained photographic evidence of what appears to be a crash-landing. Read more...
Pictures show a black spot where Schiaparelli was supposed to land
We now have the most definitive sign yet—courtesy of a NASA orbiter—that the European Space Agency's Mars lander crashed onto the planet's surface in what the AP describes as a "fiery ball of rocket fuel." ESA lost contact with the Schiaparelli lander Wednesday, approximately 50 seconds before it...
On Oct. 19, the Schiaparelli lander entered the Martian atmosphere, scheduled for a safe touch down. But something went wrong, and for the last two days, the European Space Agency has been trying to figure what happened. Now, they think...Show More Summary
The European Space Agency's Schiaparelli lander couldn't phone home from the red planet, but the rest of the ExoMars mission was successful this week.
Artist’s rendering of Schiaparelli with parachute deployed. Image: ESA/ATG medialab The European Space Agency’s Schiaparelli lander did not touch down on Mars as planned yesterday. During a press briefing this morning, ExoMars mission...Show More Summary
UFO hunters have accused NASA of sabotaging the European Space Agency’s (ESA) Mars lander that lost communication about a minute before landing Mars on Wednesday. According to UFO conspiracy theorists discussing the latest space incident on Scott C. Show More Summary
The European Space Agency lost contact with its ExoMars Schiaparelli lander less than a minute before it was supposed to land on Mars, scientists say.
The fate of the ExoMars lander, Schiaparelli, remains uncertain. European Space Agency mission controllers had been optimistic on Wednesday night that a definitive answer would be known by Thursday morning’s news briefing. However, although...Show More Summary
Scientists at the European Space Agency downplayed the likely loss of its Mars lander, saying Thursday that a wealth of data sent back by the experimental probe would help them prepare for a future mission to the Red Planet. The Schiaparelli lander was designed mainly to test technology for a European...
The Schiaparelli spacecraft that tried to land on Mars Wednesday is probably dead or badly injured, the European Space Agency confirmed Thursday. It's placing the blame on a problem with the lander's parachute, reports CNN. "The ejection itself appears to have occurred earlier than expected," which caused nine thrusters to...
The European Space Agency is not yet certain that the probe crashed, but data analysis so far indicates a destructive collision with the red planet’s surface It was supposed to be the first European spacecraft to carry out science on...Show More Summary